Australian flora and fauna feature heavily in the works of Helen Rhodes. For this quilted wall hanging pattern, she took inspiration from one of her favourite Australian plants, the Banksia. You will use your painting, applique and free motion quilting skills in the quilted wall hanging pattern.
Full materials list included in instructions
Detailed step-by-step instructions, colour photographs and clear diagrams take you through the each step of this quilted wall hanging pattern.
Pattern sheet is included with templates for the pattern pieces, ready for tracing.
Take inspiration from Helen's colour scheme and use earth tones as your colour palette.
You could use a variety of fabrics to make this quilt even more visually interesting.
Instructions are provided for hand stitching applique, but the design lends itself to a variety of applique techniques. Adapt the instructions to suit the method of your choice. Helen suggests you applique the shapes to the background by stitching just inside their outer edge several times.
Quilt as desired. Helen did some echo quilting on her project, mainly in the upper half of the background
This project is recommended for advanced crafter who wants to extend their boro and garment making skills.